State Capitol, Sacramento, CA - State Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) issued the following statement regarding the resignation of former Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia):
“Quite frankly it’s about time and really overdue. The Senate leadership’s mishandling of this issue for months has not been productive.
“Hopefully the incoming Pro-Tem will take the matter more seriously and help install a system for reporting allegations and adjudicating cases that helps protect the women who work in and visit the Capitol.
“Removing Senators from the process of deciding cases of sexual harassment involving their friends and roommates is imperative.”
“The Mendoza mess has brought to light all of the flaws of our sexual harassment policies but hopefully will lead us to some resolution.”